Napa Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 53975
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE91

Winemaker's Notes

The philosophy of the Napa Wine Company winemaking program is - let the vineyard do the talking. According to Winemaker Randy Mason, 'We strive to allow the varietal character of the fruit to express itself with minimal guidance'.

True to this philosophy, the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon received enough French oak barrel aging to provide the wine a rich, supple mouth feel and a hint of toastiness. The wine delivers concentrated fruit providing layer after layer of intense fruit flavors like plum and black cherry with an earthy caramel essence.

The backbone of the Cabernet Sauvignon is the fruit we harvested from our Rock Cairn vineyard, 32 acres uniquely nestled in the western hills of Oakville. Rock Cairn was a name given the hill surrounding the vineyard by the Native Americans who traveled the Valley long before a grapevine was ever planted. During their trading treks, the Native Americans would travel over the hill and deposit a small rock on a cairn, saying a prayer for safe travel.

Learn About Napa Wine Company

The building that now houses Napa Wine Company is actually a culmination of two historic winery properties. The oldest building originated in 1877. The newer of the two dates back to 1892. When my family acquired the winery in 1993 it had been operating as one facility for about 15 years. The history and heritage of the buildings and their past winemaking tenants is so important to...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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